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Medicine for My Big Brother: A Comic Book About Autism, Medication, and Brotherly Love (The ORP Library 16) Kindle Edition
About the Author
- ASIN : B01KW4FICS
- Publisher : RTC Publishing (22 August 2016)
- Language : English
- File size : 14390 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Not Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
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Max has a severe form of autism. He’s marginally verbal and when crossed and/or overwhelmed he lashed out at everyone, including himself. After one horrific episode, Max was hospitalized for several days.
Justin, 8 wants to bond with Max. They play video games together and when Justin gets excited over winning and cheers loudly, Max has meltdowns. Justin’s feelings are given due respect and he is included in all family discussions about Max. Their father feels the naturopathic approach will help Justin and doses him with vitamins. Their mother feels he needs psychotropic medicine the psychiatrist can prescribe. Finding a good match and dosage for Max is a challenge.
I love this book. The illustrations are extremely appealing. The story is written from Justin’s point of view and the wording is very much tailored to young readers. Although this is never mentioned, this story features an interracial family. That is incidental and not pertinent to the story. Not only does this book open the door to autism tolerance, but tolerance for all people based on their individuality.
This book belongs in homes; classrooms and doctors’ offices where children are treated. I can’t recommend it highly enough.